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Eatscursion 2601: Mountain Chef International Cuisine & Cake House

Eatscursion 2601! \m/

La Trinidad metro Baguio Mountain Chef International Cuisine and Cake House 2018

From a heads up message on the blog’s FB page about a newly opened, proudly Igorot owned eating place in La Trinidad, my better half and I found ourselves riding under direct afternoon (and burning, geez) sunlight, heading for Dangwa Square.

As I sat behind Race getting drowsy by the minute, I recalled the photos of the food items I saw on Mountain Chef’s Facebook page when they first got on my radar in October. (Thanks for the resto info, Mr. Aymaň.) It seems that they have something from every continent in the world. =D

La Trinidad metro Baguio Mountain Chef International Cuisine and Cake House menu 2018

All of those images took a backseat in my mind when I saw shakshouka on their menu when we arrived. Sadly, we ran into a little hiccup, it wasn’t available. What a knack for picking out the stuff that’s out of stock, I have. Where can I put this “skill” to good use? *teehee

Red chicken curry was Race’s choice of lunchage from this international cuisine resto. I didn’t expect the dish to be so awe inspiring. When it was brought to our table, the sight of basmati rice took away all my drowsiness. #WideAwake

La Trinidad metro Baguio Mountain Chef International Cuisine and Cake House red chicken curry 2018

Red chicken curry (“,)

There’s something about the texture of that grain, you see. It’s like pasta and it’s substantial, you can “feel it” while you’re eating it. Feel na feel. Note, though, that I love eating seeds/seed-like grains … Yes, one at a time. I must’ve been a bird in another life … after my cow life. =)))

Every component of it, the chicken, the potatoes, and the carrots were soft. (So much so, Race even ate the chicken cartilage.) I totally tasted how long this has been stewing in the spices and splendid sauce. =) You know dishes that make you want to eat more even though you’re already stuffed? This is one of those plates.

La Trinidad metro Baguio Mountain Chef International Cuisine and Cake House focaccia sticks with olive oil dip and salsa 2018

Focaccia sticks with olive oil dip and salsa ^^,

I opted to add focaccia sticks instead of another rice meal because of the intriguing olive oil dip. Let me pat myself on the back for that good move. *pat pat pat  It’s just bread but my gosh, a transcendental appetizer with a fabulous tangy garlic lemon sauce. I did, however, save some of my breadsticks to wipe Race’s plate clean off of the curry sauce.

The lasagna, I got in shakshuka’s stead, was a sizable portion where you can taste every element of the ingredients: The bits of minced vegetables, the sour-ish flavor of the tomato sauce, the cheese, the gamy (but not irritating gamy) beef. I thought I wouldn’t be able to finish but I did. ^^,

La Trinidad metro Baguio Mountain Chef International Cuisine and Cake House lasagna 2018

Lasagna =D

I still wanted another rice meal. =b

Theeeee best shawarma rice ever. It puts other plates of its kind to shame. The basmati rice really took it to another level. That extra P50 was well spent, for sure. Mountain Chef also didn’t scrimp on the spices.

Turns out, I just needed half a rice meal. With the other half for takeaway and another order of focaccia, (We didn’t get to have any dessert even though this is a cake shop too, because … on the particular day we were at the cakehouse, desserts of any kind were out of stock. See? How bizarre. Universe, pwede po bang manalo nalang ako ng lotto? *harharhar) I thought I’d be at the boxes breakfast time the next day, but no. Just a few hours from our meal in La Trinidad, I was a-munching again. (“,)

La Trinidad metro Baguio Mountain Chef International Cuisine and Cake House shawarma rice with basmati rice 2018

Shawarma basmati rice =)

What’s more, I ate with my hands … Bye bye instant gratification, I thought, if I bothered to get a spoon from the kitchen. Oh, what a meal! I savored every grain, every piece of ground beef, and every tidbit of veggie (with beady puppy doggy eyes watching me, begging me for a morsel *hihi).

X marks Mountain Chef for good food. Mountain chef, are you sure you’re not a mountain god as well? Extraordinarily good food as in!

Food: 5 treasure chests

Service: 4 treasure chests

Ambiance: 4 treasure chests

Price: 4 treasure chests

X at La Trinidad metro Baguio Mountain Chef International Cuisine and Cake House 2018

X marking a great 2601 resto. \m/

Mountain Chef International Cuisine and Cake House

Dangwa Square

Km 6, Betag (across from BSU, the same lot where Dap-ayan Resto III and Calajo are)

La Trinidad, Benguet

0929 869 8288

https://www.facebook.com/Mountain-Chef-International-Cuisine-and-Bake-House-996094877219010/

 

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12 responses to “Eatscursion 2601: Mountain Chef International Cuisine & Cake House”

  1. Candy says :

    Wow La Trinidad resto feature ulit. I’ll go to Mountain Chef International Cuisine soon. I also want to try the lasagna. 🙂

    • XiNE says :

      Hello, Candy! Thanks to the people who discover these places and give me a heads up through email.

      I hope you enjoy your meal, not just the lasagna, at Mountain Chef International Cuisine and Cake House! Thanks for dropping by the blog! (“,)

  2. Carol says :

    I love Indian food. MOuntain Chef Restaurant looks like they have good Indian food. ^-^ Thanks

    • XiNE says :

      Hello there, Carol! Really well made red chicken curry and shawarma rice at Mountain Chef. Fabulous spices!

      Have a great time eatsploring in La Trinidad! Thank you for visiting findgoodbaguiofoods.com! (“,)

  3. Steph says :

    Mountain Chef shawarma rice looks delicious. Thanks for your informative posts. I’m updated even for LaTrinidad restaurants.

    • XiNE says :

      Hello there, Steph! Mountain Chef shawarma rice not just looks delish, it’s also a taste bud heaven.

      Happy food tripping at La Trinidad! Thanks muchie for looking in on the features here! (“,)

  4. Adel says :

    Ang galing mo sa tv iha

  5. jean says :

    Wow. Is Mountain Chef the first restaurant that serves Indian food in La Trinidad? I think I never heard of restaurants serving this kind of dishes.

    • XiNE says :

      Hello there, jean! I’m not sure if Mountain Chef is the first resto serving Indian food in La Trinidad. They do have good stuff and they do Indian food and other cuisines (that we tasted there so far) very well.

      I hope you visit this international cuisine eating place and enjoy as much as we did. Thanks for visiting Find Good Baguio Foods! (“,)

  6. Mario says :

    Nakadalawang posts ka na pala. Ikaw na talaga ang food blogging goddess sa new discoveries. Pak na pak at pop na pop sa Pop Talk gurrrl!!!!

    • XiNE says :

      Hello there, Mario! Yes, Sunset View Ridge Residences and Mountain Chef got me and my tastebuds really excited to share news.

      Thanks for watching GMA New TV’s PopTalk episode with me as one of the guest reviewers! Pop na pop ang support. I really appreciate it! (“,)

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